Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World

June 4, 2007

Chief Cupcakes Inspector

Filed under: Cupcakes NYC,Decorating,Events,Musings — by isachandra @ 1:38 pm

I have lived in NY all my life and it is seemingly impossible yet indeed the reality that I had no idea what the Javits Center really was or where it was or what I was in for. It spans three city blocks and sits right on the West Side Highway, which I’ve surely walked dozens of times, so how could I miss it? I think that sometimes when you hear certain things so often (and “Javits Center” is certainly a phrase that pops up on NPR and infomercials several times a day) you just assume that you know what they are. Same thing with “school vouchers”, or “post structuralism.” I’m clueless, but if there was a lively dinner conversation about them I would just let context be my guide and assume I was an expert.

The Javits Center is the kind of building that strikes me as a wonderful structure to inhabit after the apocalypse. Steel beams, glass ceiling, glass everything actually. Terry, a convention pro, led the way as we roamed its emboothened (I just made that word up! It means “a large space that has booths”) aisles collecting books and comics, mango martinis and aprons. And I will never be for wont of a tote bag again. Thank god for swag.

Anyway, long story short, we signed books, gave out cupcakes and shmoozed. And if anyone ever told me that Clinton’s Chief Weapons Inspector would be helping me decorate cupcakes someday I probably would have thought, “Yes, of course he will.”

Scott Ritter finds cupcakes of mass destruction

Terry and I being foot soldiers

What’s that lurking in the background?

Hey! I’m not from California you liars!

The cupcake line – so much nicer than the DMV

Take me to your leader

Looks like my first day in the big city

Terry scores a mango martini

Seriously, she’s so good at this!

Terry tole me your moms votes Republican



  1. whoa, is that the new book cover?

    Comment by getsconed — June 4, 2007 @ 1:43 pm |Reply

  2. Jess…almost.

    Comment by isachandra — June 4, 2007 @ 1:43 pm |Reply

  3. hey I live thirty seconds from emeryville. if you’re ever in town there’s a great place called manzanita there… lovely macrobiotics.

    Comment by Stephanie — June 4, 2007 @ 3:43 pm |Reply

  4. This is just too cool! He’s decorating vegan cupcakes!

    It looks like an awesome event!

    Comment by Neva — June 4, 2007 @ 4:13 pm |Reply

  5. Awesome. All of it.

    Comment by stumptownvegans — June 4, 2007 @ 4:22 pm |Reply

  6. Scott Ritter..! haha. 😀 Nice work.

    Comment by reneeb — June 4, 2007 @ 6:23 pm |Reply

  7. A former weapons inspector decorating vegan cupcakes at the Javits Center? Now, there’s an event that post-structural analysts could sink their teeth into! If not, they could just eat the cupcakes while denouncing school vouchers.

    Comment by pattricejones — June 4, 2007 @ 8:14 pm |Reply

  8. Damn I was at BEA – how did I miss you guys? Guess enough to say this librarian was overwhelmed!

    Next year……….gotta find you guys!!!

    Comment by fran — June 4, 2007 @ 8:22 pm |Reply

  9. So does this mean that the book isn’t going to be creepy looking and bound in onion skin?

    Comment by Katie — June 5, 2007 @ 8:18 am |Reply

  10. Oh man, that is a sweet post. Cupcake inspecting, veganomicon preview, uh, more cupcake inspecting (this time it’s me, not Scott Ritter.) I worked at the Book Expo in 2001 in San Francisco… why, oh why, were you guys not there then?

    Comment by bazu — June 5, 2007 @ 9:42 am |Reply

  11. love how you invent words, emboothened is a great word but i don’t know when will get a chance to use it

    Comment by bethie — June 5, 2007 @ 4:07 pm |Reply

  12. Onward, cupcake soldiers!

    Comment by urbanevgan — June 27, 2007 @ 8:51 am |Reply

  13. Hello

    Great book. I just want to say what a fantastic thing you are doing! Good luck!


    Comment by tovorinok — July 5, 2007 @ 12:14 am |Reply

  14. love your book! you need to visit california.

    Comment by maria — August 5, 2007 @ 9:08 pm |Reply

  15. […] So welcome to The Reluctant Vegan. I don’t like PeTA, I never saw “Meet Your Meat,” I don’t have any of the T-shirts and I think the best way to “convert” anyone is to make them cupcakes. […]

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    Comment by skamappoike — October 5, 2007 @ 8:48 am |Reply

  17. I’m sorry but what is a vegan cupcake?

    Comment by G.Wadel — January 7, 2008 @ 6:56 pm |Reply

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